john Szabo

john Szabo
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Master Sommelier John Szabo was the first Canadian to add the “MS” after his name in 2004. He’s seen the hospitality business from all sides including cooking and washing dishes, serving and sommellerie, importing, teaching, writing, speaking, consulting and judging wine internationally. He was listed as “Canada’s best-known sommelier” in Meininger’s Wine Business International. John is a partner and principal critic for WineAlign.com, Canada’s largest wine publication, and contributes occasionally for US-based Wine & Spirits Magazine as well as numerous trade and consumer publications and newspapers. Listen for John’s top LCBO picks regularly on 680 News Radio across Ontario. His books include Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies (Wiley, December 2012), and Sommelier Management (Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers, Revised Edition 2013). But volcanoes are John’s current fatal attraction; his multi award-winning book, Volcanic Wines, Salt, Grit and Power, was released to critical acclaim in October 2016.

John teaches regularly for the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers and the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, and he consults on restaurant beverage programs, from small neighborhood operations to national chains. He counts Toronto's Pearson International Airport, the Trump International Hotel and Tower Toronto and the National Arts Centre among many past clients. And to get closer to the land, he is a partner in the small J&J Eger vineyard in Hungary.

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Gusto 41 Dark Sourcherry Palinka Bottle Gusto 41 Dark Sourcherry Palinka
Hungary
553123
Review added: June 18, 2018
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$38.95 High
(915)V
Closson Chase Churchside Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County  Bottle Closson Chase Churchside Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 18, 2018
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$39.95 Shopping_bag
Closson Chase South Clos Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County Bottle Closson Chase South Clos Pinot Noir 2016, Prince Edward County
Ontario, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 18, 2018
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$44.95 Shopping_bag
Pagos Ayles Cuvée A 2016 Bottle Pagos Ayles Cuvée A 2016
Cariñena, Spain
Agent
Review added: June 11, 2018
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$27.06 None
(0)
Prà Otto Soave Classico 2017 Bottle Prà Otto Soave Classico 2017
Veneto, Italy
74534
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$23.95 Shopping_bag
Kourtaki Mavrodaphné De Patras Bottle Kourtaki Mavrodaphné De Patras
Greece
208413
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$14.95 None
(0)V
Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Pdo Rapsani, Thessalia Bottle Tsantali Reserve Rapsani 2014, Pdo Rapsani, Thessalia
Greece
734855
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$20.95 High
(94)V
Abaton Agioritiko 2014, Mount Athos Bottle Abaton Agioritiko 2014, Mount Athos
Greece
Agent
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$29.95 None
(0)
Kir Yianni Kitma Yianakohori Hills 2015, Pgi Imathia Bottle Kir Yianni Kitma Yianakohori Hills 2015, Pgi Imathia
Greece
419234
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$20.95 None
(0)V
Kir Yianni Paranga 2017, Igp Macedonia Bottle Kir Yianni Paranga 2017, Igp Macedonia
Greece
392175
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$15.70 High
(827)G
Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2016, Unfiltered, Pdo Naoussa Bottle Thymiopoulos Young Vines Xinomavro 2016, Unfiltered, Pdo Naoussa
Naoussa, Greece
466474
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$17.95 None
(0)V
Domain Mega Spileo Red 2011 Bottle Domain Mega Spileo Red 2011
World
466110
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$29.95 High
(52)V
Estate Argyros Assyrtiko 2016 Bottle Estate Argyros Assyrtiko 2016
Santorini, Greece
Agent
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$34.95 Shopping_bag
Santo Santorini Assyrtiko 2016 Bottle Santo Santorini Assyrtiko 2016
Santorini, Greece
459032
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$18.15 High
(1000+)G
Argyros Atlantis 2017, Pgi Cyclades, Santorini Bottle Argyros Atlantis 2017, Pgi Cyclades, Santorini
Santorini, Greece
Agent
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$22.95 Shopping_bag
Santo Wines Nykteri Santorini 2016 Bottle Santo Wines Nykteri Santorini 2016
Santorini, Greece
Agent
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$30.95 None
(0)
Kir Yianni Akakies Xinomavro Sparkling Rosé 2017, Ac Bottle Kir Yianni Akakies Xinomavro Sparkling Rosé 2017, Ac
Macedonia, World
482646
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$14.25 None
(0)V
Thornbury Merlot 2016, Hawkes Bay Bottle Thornbury Merlot 2016, Hawkes Bay
Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
421189
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$18.90 None
(0)G
Thornbury Pinot Noir 2016, Bannockburn, Central Otago Bottle Thornbury Pinot Noir 2016, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Central Otago, New Zealand
429232
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$27.90 Low
(6)V
Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017, Waipara Bottle Thornbury Pinot Gris 2017, Waipara
Waipara, New Zealand
421205
Review added: June 07, 2018
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$18.90 Medium
(12)G
Thornbury Chardonnay 2016 Bottle Thornbury Chardonnay 2016
Gisborne, New Zealand
338755
Review added: June 06, 2018
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$18.90 Medium
(19)G
Queylus Pinot Noir Rose 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula Bottle Queylus Pinot Noir Rose 2017, VQA Niagara Peninsula
Ontario, Canada
0
Review added: June 04, 2018
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$21.95 None
(0)
Joiefarm Chic Fille Pinot Meunier Rosé 2017, Okanagan Valley Bottle Joiefarm Chic Fille Pinot Meunier Rosé 2017, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
Winery
Review added: June 04, 2018
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$34.90 Shopping_bag
Pierre Lurton Bordeaux 2016 Bottle Pierre Lurton Bordeaux 2016
Bordeaux, France

Review added: June 01, 2018
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$19.15 None
(0)
Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016 Bottle Bellingham The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2016
South Africa
12724
Review added: May 31, 2018
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$29.95 High
(1000+)V
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